Other roadways closed, drivers urged to use caution if travel is necessary
CLEARFIELD – Motorists are advised that due to winter weather affecting the region, PennDOT District 2 has temporarily reduced speed limits on Interstate 80 and I-99.
Speed limits are reduced to 45 miles per hour on:
• I-80 in Clearfield, Centre, and Clinton counties
• I-99 in Centre County
PennDOT reminds drivers to use extreme caution if traveling this morning as icy roads are prevalent across the region.
Although road crews have been out treating roadways, many roads are still experiencing freezing conditions.
Motorists are advised if you must travel to use extreme caution, be sure your headlights are on, reduce your speed and increase your following distance.
In addition to the speed reductions, PennDOT advises drivers that several roadways in the region are closed.
Affected roadways include:
• I-80 in both directions between Exit 123 (Woodland/Shawville) and Exit 133 (Kylertown/Philipsburg).
Traffic is being routed using the Blue Detour. Eastbound motorists will follow Route 970 south to Route 322 east to Route 53 north before returning to I-80 at Exit 133. Westbound motorists will follow the Blue Detour, using Route 53 south to Route 322 west to Route 970 north before returning to I-80 at Exit 123.
I-80 is expected to re-open in this area by 11 a.m.
• Route 255 in both directions in Elk County between Paul Road in Saint Marys and East Avenue in Johnsonburg. This roadway is expected to re-open by 10 a.m.
• Route 948 in both directions in Elk County between the PennDOT stockpile and Powers Avenue in Johnsonburg. This roadway is expected to re-open by 10 a.m.
Motorists will be alerted to the incident through the use of the Highway Advisory Radio System and Dynamic Message System signs.
Motorists may check conditions on more than 2,900 miles of interstates and other major highways by calling 5-1-1 or visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24-hours-a-day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 670 traffic cameras. Regional Twitter pages and personal alerts are also available on the 511PA Web site.